ROO ACTING FUNNY

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bunch-a-chickens, Nov 24, 2007.

  1. bunch-a-chickens

    bunch-a-chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a rooster that walks with one whole side dropped down. He also has trouble flying. Think it may have had a stroke? I just want to know whats wrong with it.
     
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    You'll have to give a little more info like how long its been this way, age, what kind of enviroment it lives in, what is being fed, etc... so that we can help.
     
  3. bunch-a-chickens

    bunch-a-chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The roos a little over half a year old, when he started doing this about a week ago they had been eating scratch for a long while with what ever scraps we had on hand. scraps weren't anything unusual, vegees and fruits. it lives in a coop with about 20 other chickens. they go out into a run if we're not home, and rome free outside when we are. the coop is cleaned often, water is cleaned often, over all very clean conditions. Every now and then i clean the coop with bleach water(when they're out and about of course)to disinfect.
     
  4. bunch-a-chickens

    bunch-a-chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any idea?
     
  5. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi.

    Scratch does not have the nutrition he needs; it is a snack food. He should be on a good game bird maintenance diet or chicken food that is ideally not layer food (too much calcium). To quote the ever helpful Diana of the Netherlands, also use a good nutritional supplement like Avia Charge 2000 in the water (can order from McMurray Hatchery). I would hurry.

    Re: his immediate problem, I'm afraid I don't know without further info (so many possibilities) - is it possible to get him to a good avian vet?

    Sending best wishes.
    JJ
     
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  6. bunch-a-chickens

    bunch-a-chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well, when we ran out of feed i was just giving them scratch and any scraps, but today we got some feed. i have a few chickens that do lay, one coop, so they all eat the same thing. the feed i got was layers crumbles. We don't live anywhere near anything so a bird vet is out of the question. mostly because my parents would rather me buy another chicken than pay so much for a vet. we live near a lot of woods so he could have been bitten in the leg causing that side to slouch, stroke, good fight. I can understand why it's hard to diagnose the problem.


    And off subject, can these sub topics be deleted when i get the info i want, or do they just get really old and are automatically deleted?
     
  7. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Does he seem to be limping?

    Have you checked the bottom of the foot on the affected side?
     
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  8. bunch-a-chickens

    bunch-a-chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    kinda yes he is limping but i have not checked the foot. i will do it in the morning but i don't think a foot injury would have made him this lop-sided
     
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  9. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Check his foot for signs of bumblefoot.

    Use the search to find lots of threads on this condition.

    Keep us updated.
     
  10. bunch-a-chickens

    bunch-a-chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He can stand on that leg as long as he can the other. but when running he seems off balance rather than infected foot. i will check tomorrow though.
     

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